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involved in the joint priorities, a euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that eat into your legitimacies? >> if
to drive it home. i wish you well as u.s. junior jobs. >> my apologies again -- i wish you well as you assume your jobs. >> my apologies again. we please all stand? will you swear that the testimony you're about to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? do agree to testify before the united states senate? i thank all three of you. let me start with you dr. yellen. you have any family members here that you would like to recognize? >> [inaudible] >> and you? >> [unintelligible] >> dr. raskin? >> [unintelligible] >> very smart bringing in those kinetic events -- connected -- ans.ecte-- connecticut's i hope you have not mention anyone. [laughter] -- i hope you have not forgotten to mention anyone. [laughter] we will begin with you dr. yellen. normally, i ask that the people try to restrain their remarks to five minutes a piece. but having read your statements, i would urge you to speak five minutes apiece. there were very short perio. for the purposes of the record, let me say that any statements that members of this committee will have will be added to the record. any
census 2010 printing done in the u.s. and that's substantially altered. the hat that i usually have with me, i don't have it tonight, same thing, the hat is made in china, but the fact that -- ms. wasserman schultz: if the gentleman would yield for another question. so, essentially the screen precipitationing that was done onto the item, they designed that as substantially altering the actual piece and so it's exempted from -- mr. schauer: it satisfies the by american provision. then there are also -- i met with commerce secretary gary locke about this and by the way i've been appointed to the president's export council and i plan to work on these american jobs issues, is if there are certain orders that have to be done quickly, that there's a loophole. so, you know -- ms. wasserman schultz: can i ask you another question? mr. schauer: yes. ms. wasserman schultz: because, it's not like we don't know that we do the census err 10 years. and that -- every 10 years. and that we are going to need promotional materials to promote the census. mr. schauer: exactly. ms. wasserman schultz: so
on new agreements with some of our key partners. i have been -- i have instructed u.s. trade representative to begin the discussions to help resolve issues with the caribbean free-trade agreement before my visit in november. it is an agreement that will create new jobs and opportunities for both of our countries. we also want to deepen our relationship with panama and colombia. we are working to resolve freeze -- outstanding issues with those key partners. we are focused on submitting them as soon as possible for congressional consideration. we will make sure that each agreement just does not addanced our interest, buttonholes are most cherished values. -- but upholds our most cherished values. the united states offer some of the world's lowest barriers to trade. when we give other countries the privilege of that free and fair access, we expect in return. -- weamerican producers will use every tool at our disposal to enforce trade agreements. last week the wto rules in favor of the united states on a case that saw european governments were subsiddzing claims of airbus manufac
. to become what some have described as the netherlands of the u.s. if we do that we'll get the double win of saving our coast as well as diversifying our economy. i think that to the degree at the federal level we can institute programs and policies to help encourage things like coastal restoration, that make us a -- the best in the world, that's a long-term opportunity to have some good come out of this disaster. >> may i take a shot at your comments if i may? >> sure. >> please. the first thing that this could committee could do -- and your comments were right on point. there's not a lot we could do about the spill. it's in the hands of professionals. let's hope, as you said, that it gets done. make sure we get paid. i mean, it isn't any more complicated than that. i think our lose are going to be, you know, scrutinized. how do you demonstrate whether you would have been up or whether you would have been down? let's don't make it an argument or a long debate. let's give us the benefit of the doubt because i will assure you this. our claims will stop before the losses themselves stop. th
at the u.s. patent and trade office, or uspto, represents the great it's the country has to offer in terms of new ideas and new technologies. they contain any number of breakthroughs that help propel our economy out of the recession, expand small business and create new jobs. they could be the key to helping our nation maintain its technological edge globally. patent activity among our biggest competitors like china, india, and south korea have shown exponential growth but this bill is one step from providing uspto the resources necessary to keep pace with the flow of innovation and ensure american businesses and workers can compete globally. it is set with the reduction of spending -- it is justify set with the reduction in spending in the census bureau. we need to make sure the uspto can hire necessary patent examiners, install up to date patent technology and make other changes necessary to get at this backlog. this is an issue of critical importance for our economy and the job market. i encourage my colleagues to join me in supporting this common sense and paid for legislation. i know
to our friends on the other side who voted against closing the loophole to bring jobs to the u.s. they wanted to keep the status quo which incentivized businesses moving their companies offshore. and our friends on the other side don't want us to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. and have consistently voted against initiatives to bring back manufacturing here in the united states and invest in green technologies and green energy here in the united states. so on and on and on. in addition to that, mr. speaker, which i think really highlights the difference between the two parties is that if you look at the alternative budget provided by the republican party here in the house of representatives, it privatizes social security and it attempts to turn medicare into a voucher system for our senior citizens. again, a leap back to the bush-era policies. do we really want to go back there? and i'm the first to say, we haven't done everything right. i can talk with some of my disagreements with what the president has done. we aren't all in agreement here. but clearly, there's a differe
the rest of the world to the detriment of u.s. energy workers in america. mr. president, while you're funds raising in houston, give us an hour to meet with -- fundraising in houston, give us an hour to meet with our workers. just sit down with them, you won't have press there, you pick the workers if you choose, although if i were you i would ask the average american who are facing their jobs so you can listen outside the beltway, so you don't -- no teleprompters, no big speeches, just listen to our energy workers and perhaps you'll see just how damaging this drilling moratorium is and will be for america. what you'll hear is that they're already suffering and people are being laid off, businesses are contemplating not being able to survive and filing bankruptcy. what you'll see is that energy prices will go up as a result of your moratorium because the gulf of mexico produced so much of the energy we use in america. what you'll hear is that we are giving more power and more energy strength to countries outside the united states, some of quhom can't stand anything the -- whom can't stand a
in the recent days. this amendment provides $701 million to strengthen our security efforts along the u.s.-mexico border. the funds would be used to hire 1,200 border patrol agents and 500 customs officers that would be working the ports of entry, critically needed today, as well as improved tactical communications and making much other needed investments in the security along the u.s.-mexico border. in districts that i represent are concerned about the level of violence affecting our southern neighbor, mexico. as a former border patrol chief and veteran in the united states border patrol, i know very well what these resources that are provided in this amendment mean to a critical area such as the southwest border. i'm particularly encouraged by mr. obey's efforts in this amendment to address the long-standing needs of our ports of entry by funding funds to officers. for too long, inadequate staffing and infrastructure have made the u.s. and mexico border less safe. this is a major step forward in making our nation even more secure by providing funding for more officers at our ports of en
terrorist attack in the u.s.? another 9/11? >> i think we need to look at in a very broad perspective. there is a clear network of communication between terrorist organizations. even if you assume that one person is weak, you have to look at the other organizations connected to him. organizations such as hezbollah might say that politically they cannot confront you directly, but they could do it through other means, such as al-qaeda. you should not just look at the capacity of an organization itself, but the capacity of its network. this is something critical to understand. we cannot look at terror in a just north america. the second thing that is very important, we have to look at the component of terror. you might look at a very small organization that has access to technologicala capability from a country that supports terror. this is something that we should expect and prepare for. >> let me begin, if i may, by welcoming everyone here, particularly those of you who have not visited the community before. i hope that you will take the time to travel around aspin and see how the aver
to the president that he nominate general james mattis as the next commander of u.s. central command. general mattis, who currently heads joint forces command, is one of our military's outstanding combat leaders and strategic thinkers, bringing an essential mix of experience, judgment and perspective to this important post. he has served and commanded at all levels and has held a number of key leadership positions in the centcom area of responsibility, including battalion command in the first gulf war, leading the first conventional ground forces inserted into afghanistan, commanding the 1st marine division during the initial combat and stability phases of the iraq war, and command of all marine corps forces in central command. whether commanding troops in battle, leading the marine corps combat development command, or developing new operational -- operating concepts at jfcom, general mattis has proven to be one of the military's most innovative and iconoclastic thinkers. his insights into the nature of warfare in the 21st century have influenced my own views about how the armed forces must b
of the nuclear nonproliferation conference. and i reiterated to the prime minister that there is no change in u.s. policy when it comes to these issues. we strongly believe that, given its size, its history, the region that it's in, and the threats that are leveled against us -- against it, that israel has unique security requirements. it's got to be able to respond to threats or any combination of threats in the region. and that's why we remain unwavering in our commitment to israel's security. and the united states will never ask israel to take any steps that would undermine their security interests. so i just want to say once again that i thought the discussion that we had was excellent. we've seen over the last year how our relationship has broadened. sometimes it doesn't get publicized, but on a whole range of issues -- economic, military-to-military, issues related to israel maintaining its qualitative military edge, intelligence-sharing, how we are able to work together effectively on the international front -- that in fact our relationship is continuing to improve. and i think a lot of th
this, it will be an endless war. enough is enough. the u.s. has no choice to pursue a diplomatic solution in afghanistan. we must be about that hard work now. so please join me in supporting the safe and orderly withdrawal of our troops. we can and we must responsibly bring them home and end this war now. thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from california, do you rise to claim time in opposition? mr. lewis: i do. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lewis: i rise to oppose the lee amendment to essentially cut off the funding for our troops in afghanistan and i'm very proud to call upon my colleague, our leader on the defense subcommittee from florida, bill young, for five minutes. the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. young: mr. speaker, i thank the gentleman for yielding the time. and i rise to say compliments to chairman norm dicks of the subcommittee for having worked with the minority and majority as well as the president of the united states to develop a very good defen
this weekend's meeting of the national governors meeting in boston. then a look at u.s. participation in politics with the communications and outreach associate for campus progress. later, the economics reporter for the washington post. "washington journal" to insure e-mails and calls life every morning starting at 7:00. >> today, we are acting insure air, outside the new orleans airport. we are transporting brown pelicans from the rehabilitation center here in louisiana to the tampa bay, fla., area. >> we have 32 birds that will be released today. so far, it is over the 400 mark. [inaudible] . . ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome senator harry reid. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much. thank you. unlv. every time i come here, i have to tell everybody, my wife was a cheerleader here. [applause] it is an understatement to say thank you for being here today. this is a thrill for me, to be present at the university of nevada, las vegas. it is an understatement to say that nevada is being tested economically like never before, but we have to put nevadans to wo
her village after a promise of a job. she died of aids complications this year. according to the u.s. department of state where prostitution is legalized or tolerated, there is a greater demand for human trafficking victims and nearly always an increase in the number of women and children trafficed into commercial, sexual slavery. in preparation for the world cup, the government commissioned a comprehensive study of human trafficking within its borders and discovered that trafficking victims were brought from all over the world, not just from neighboring countries where poverty make women and children make them vulnerable to exploittation. capetown has been closely monitoring and tracking this. capetown law enforcement noted a sudden increase in women arriving with falsified immigration documents from asia yeah and saw a sudden drop in the age of girls working the streets. i applaud captown for its vigilance because criminal cindy indicates have the means and capacity for trafficking women and girls to the world cup. as you may be away, i offered the protection act of 2000 and author
and as an assistant u.s. attorney in the southern district of new york, most recently director bromwich was a partner at the law firm of fried and frank where he specialized in conducting internal investigations. we welcome both of you. at this time i ask that each witness deliver their testimony within five minutes, which will allow the committee ample time to raise questions and also considering your time constraints, secretary, of course, you know the rules that they start out, the light is on green and then, of course, you know because you know all about these lights and all of a sudden they caution -- >> i'm not sure i know about these lights. >> that's another issue but also at the end it becomes red so, mr. secretary, you may begin. >> thank you very much chairman towns and thank you, congressman issa and all the distinguished members of the committee here and at the outset let me just say thank you to the committee for the work that it has done in the prior years relative to putting into the spotlight some of the necessary reform efforts that are required of the minerals management service, m
of the oil do we get as far as being shipped in here? the u.s. only produces 2% or 3% of the world -- of oil in the world? guest: in the world we produce more than that but for our own use as we produce upwards to 40% or 45% of our own oil. but again, we are the first customer. we of the first ones that receive the the crude oil from wherever it comes from. we manufacture our deep manufacture it, change it, make products americans use. whether it comes from the gulf, whether it comes from canada or somewhere else in the world. it, says the cost to buy crude oil? guest: crude-oil and is not a single item. the world price is set by the best quality crude oil available, the one that is called sweet crude. it is the lowest in sulfur and lowest in contaminants. and then you have a whole range throughout the whole -- whole world that go to the very heavy crude, contaminants and lots of sulfur. it really costs the lot more to process that lower quality crude and that it does the hall light -- higher quality. unfortunately, the higher- quality crudes come from some of the more unstable regions. host
bank of new york, the u.s. senate banking committee, have led her to assuming the chairmanship of the legislative committee of the conference of state banks. in addition, as my colleague pointed out, sarah got the award as consumer advocate of the year from the maryland consumer rights coalition. she has obviously shown an ability to come up with some very practical solutions to some very difficult problems. mr. chairman and senator shelby and other members of the committee, i simply close with this observation. we depended on sarah very much when she was on the staff of the committee. she was really one of our very top people. she brought terrific analytical abilities to work. she had measured and good judgment. she had the capacity to work very well with others. i think she is going to be a very important addition to the federal reserve board, and i really commend her to you in a very strong and unqualified manner. >> senator, we thank you very much for your recommendation. all of us who have been here for a little while remember sarah very much as a part of the committee sta
that the president set the november time frame to address outstanding issuesn the u.s./south korea free trade agreement. i think that's where we can have a broad base of agreement. this is a positive for the economy. there are issued outstanding still related to autos and beef. it's my hope that those can be resolved. you can submit and aggressively push that before congress. i would hope as well you would push the trade agreements, colombia and panama as job creators as well and that you would push those aggressive wlae t with the congress. >> the president mentioned those and he's singled out korea at the g-20. but i think you pointed out an important point which is as we want to increase exports, opening up world markets through trade agreements is an important way to do that. that's ultimately good for america and for our workers. >> i think you can get some broad base of support. chairman, you're a votednoted ecomist. is this a good time to pass cap and trade legislation? >> you know, with the -- the president has said tt he thinks this is an issue that we need to face. that is absolutel
debt. and at the same time you have a u.s. economy still struggling to keep this recovery going. and democrats clearly believe that the need to provide a sufficient base for that recovery through unemployment benefits is necessary. republicans on the other hand, with an eye towards november elections are trumping the concerns of the debt. fine, do them but on a basis they don't add to the federal government deficit. >> if appears that the democrats have the vote to move that bill forward as you mentioned, why did the president make a statement today talking about republicans and their approach? >> it seems that his message was calculated to attempt to make sure that the votes were there. to make sure as we have seen several times throughout this lengthy process of trying to get this bill through. there has been a number of votes where democrats thought they had sufficient votes. and at the last minute a waivering republican changed their minds, scott brown did that once. and i think that the president wanted to put pressure on the moderate democrats for their vote. >> thank you
compensation fund. after that, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says that the u.s. unemployment rate will likely stay above 7% through 2012. affairs>> c-span -- our public content is available on television, radio, and online. you can also connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube. sign up for schedule alert e- mails at c-span.org. >> now kenneth feinberg testified about his role as the administration of that $20 billion bp cut oil spill compensation fund. this portion of the hearing is one hour and 20 minutes. we begin with mr. feinberg is opening stained it. -- mr. feinberg's opening statement. >> i appreciate the opportunity to testify before this committee. the questions that have been raised are what i expected in appearing before this committee over and over again over the years. i will try to address briefly in some fashion what i am doing and answers to some of these questions and then whatever the committee's pleasure, i will respond. i am in charge of an independent gulf coast claims facility under the arrangement entered into between the administration and bp. i am
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